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Lebanese cucumbers and pie pumpkins? They sound exotic. Pretty certain I've never come across either of them.

I was thinking of carrots. When I grow them they aren't much thicker than my fingers, but they sure are tasty. Some supermarket bought carrots are about the size of cucumers, but taste of nothing.

@fitheach And before adherents to the House of Orange got ahold of the thing in the 16th century most carrots were purple.

@gemlog
Ah, indeed, but do the purple ones taste any different? There was a craze for purple carrots a few years ago. I never bought any, so I don't know if they are different. They would certainly look different on your plate.

@fitheach I think it's just the colour. I've had some local ones that were mostly orange, but had some purple and they tasted the same to me.

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